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AGM 27 September 2014 - Stourbridge

The documents for the  2014 AGM which will be held at The Kingswinford Methodist Church are listed here.

Minutes of 2013 AGM

Agenda AGM 2014.

Nomination Forms for Committee Members 2014

Glass Cone 105 now published.

Glass at the V & A London - Study Session - 4th July 2014

Advance notice - A study session at the V & A will take place on the afternoon of 4th July 2014. A guided tour of The Glass Galleries & an opportunity to study pieces of glass from the collections.

Full details to follow but please register your interest to take part by e mailing : membershipsecretary@glassassociation.org.uk 

'' A String of Beads '', a new book by Pauline Holt on the history of glass bead making in the UK

 

 

A new Book 'A String of Beads' will be available from the 10th April 2014, it is a light-hearted history of glass beadmaking in the UK'. There is very little written about the latest resurgence of glass beadmaking in the UK and 'A String of Beads', details events and people from 1970 to 2014.

The publication of the book coincides with the 10th Anniversary of The Beads Day at Broadfield House glass Museum, Kingswinford, West Midlands.  The exhibition will run from 10th May to September 2014. Photographs of all the exhibitor’s beads feature in the book.

You can pre-order your limited edition copy by e mailing pauline@jazzylily.com   or visit the web site http://www.jazzylily.com/book.htm

 

''Glass in the Spotlight '', Antiques for Everyone Spring Fair,NEC 10- 13 April 2014

There are two special glass features at this fair provided by Glass Association Members Mark Hill & Attila Sik.

                 Skrdlovice Glass          Copyright Mark Hill Publishing

Mark will be curating the display of glass made in the mid 20th Century by the little known Czechoslovakian company Skrdlovice. There will be over 100 examples of their work including unique pieces brought together for the first time in a British Exhibition.

         Margit Toth                         Copyright Prisma Gallery

Attila Sik of Prisma Gallery will be exhibiting & selling contemporary glass made by several glass artists from Hungary .  The approach of the artists is many & varied.

 LINKS:         Antiques for Everyone         Mark Hill Publishing             Prisma Gallery             Complimentary tickets

Glass Cone 104 - Now Published

How did they make 18th Century wine glasses ? UPDATE

The next workshop is planned for SPRING 2014.

if you would like to attend please register your interest.

Facebook & Twitter

The Glass Association is now on Facebook & Twitter.

      

 

Glass Cone 103 ........ now on sale

Committee Member Nominations

We need members to serve on our committees .......... please nominate a member using the form below. The form must be sent to Honorary Secretary before 4th October 2013.

Nomination Form

AGM & '' Stourbridge Glass - Past & Present '' 19th October Stourbridge

A full day meeting at The Ruskin Glass Centre exploring some of the glass made in Stourbridge over the past 400 years with presentations from Charles Hajdamach,Will Farmer, Victoria Scholes and glassmakers based at the centre.

Full details & Booking Form

The Ruskin Centre

AGM Minutes 2012

AGM Agenda 2013

NEW - Membership Renewal .

You can now renew your membership on this site.

PAY HERE

Antiques For Everyone 25-28 July 2013

 Members apply for your free entry & car parking to membership@glassassociation.org.uk

Glass Sculpture in Frauenau

I've been sent a copy of a photograph taken on the Glass Association's trip to Germany in 2011, and I'd like to share it with all the people who didn't go on the trip.

Gray-Stan Glass Exhibition at The National Glass Fair May 2013

An exciting & extensive exhibition of Gray-Stan Glass produced between 1926 & 1936, curated by Basil Loveridge.

                            Full details of the exhibition

 

David Whitehouse, 1941- 2013.

We regret to report that David Whitehouse, former director of The Corning Museum of Glass in New York State died in February 2013.

Obituary , David Whitehouse.

Whitefriars Full Lead Crystal 1978- 80 at The Cambridge Glass Fair .

The whitefriars.com exhibition this time features '' Whitefriars Full Lead Crystal 1978-80 ''   Venue Linton Village College  CB 21 4JB, Sunday 24 th February 2013.

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